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Old 01-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #1036
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Rebound Ace looks like carpet alongside this surface, and Hewitt said it was too slow
Seriously watching Rebound Ace in old match videos and the fucking court looks like the fastest court ever, and that was considered a slow hard court.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #1037
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Seriosuly, if Berdych can't win that point with everything he did there's a problem with the courts... Today's MP is another stellar example. It should not be possible to retrieve such balls.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #1038
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Relax. Nole's knees will cry for help soon, like Pocahontas'
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I think AO is faster this year, big hitters got thru. Wawa big hit to 5 sets.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #1040
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #1041
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The orgasmic reactions of the crowd (casuals) to points like that are a key reason they've slowed down everything.

BTW it's common knowledge that at the AO, Wimbledon and USO, the outside courts are quicker than the main stadium courts. Armstrong is a lot faster than Ashe at the US Open. There's a Big Four bias and it stinks.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #1042
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The orgasmic reactions of the crowd (casuals) to points like that are a key reason they've slowed down everything.

BTW it's common knowledge that at the AO, Wimbledon and USO, the outside courts are quicker than the main stadium courts. Armstrong is a lot faster than Ashe at the US Open. There's a Big Four bias and it stinks.
I thought it was the other way around at the AO - Rod Laver is supposed to be faster than the outside courts.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:59 PM   #1043
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don't we have a thread on this topic already? sure, speed them up!
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:01 PM   #1045
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The sport won't die, I've never heard of a funeral for a sport, although American football deserves one. The players play with the conditions they've been given. If Djokovic's opponents can't handle his retrieving you can't simply blame it on the slow courts, give credit where credit is due. Tennis has never been all about overpowering your opponent.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #1046
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The sport won't die, I've never heard of a funeral for a sport, although American football deserves one. The players play with the conditions they've been given. If Djokovic's opponents can't handle his retrieving you can't simply blame it on the slow courts, give credit where credit is due. Tennis has never been all about overpowering your opponent.
If you can't see how the slow court homogenization of Tennis is destructive to the sport than I question your fandom.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #1047
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The orgasmic reactions of the crowd (casuals) to points like that are a key reason they've slowed down everything.

BTW it's common knowledge that at the AO, Wimbledon and USO, the outside courts are quicker than the main stadium courts. Armstrong is a lot faster than Ashe at the US Open. There's a Big Four bias and it stinks.
Yup, it's very sad for the sport though that defense has become so prevalent over attack. That's two points right there where the biggest hitter on tour kept crushing forehands at full power and they just kept coming back.

Big 4 bias is NID
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it's always sad to see a bunch of grown men crying over a game. but don't worry, the truck full of kleenex is on the way, should be delivered to this topic any moment.

and no, I don't include mark lenders under the "grown man" tag.
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courts pathetic but who listens anymore
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it's always sad to see a bunch of grown man crying over a game. but don't worry, the truck full of kleenex is on the way, should be delivered to this topic any moment.
If you don't care about tennis, than you probably shouldn't be on this site, and you most definitely shouldn't be in this thread.
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